Sulawesi snake ID help!

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Sulawesi snake ID help!

Post by robbielab » December 6th, 2016, 4:47 pm

Hi! I'm hoping someone on here who's more familiar with Indonesian snakes than I might be able to help out with an ID!

Found this little fella in Tangkoko Reserve, North Sulawesi last week and, not having any reference books with me, haven't made a positive ID.
He's about 2 ft long, brown all over with yellowy-orange underside and keeled scales. Moving across the forest floor at dusk.
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Oh, and this frog was on a twig about 3 ft above the snake's head... also no ID!!?
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Thanks in advance!

Robbie

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Re: Sulawesi snake ID help!

Post by Paul Freed » December 7th, 2016, 8:49 am

Robbie,
Do you have any additional photos of the snake? It looks somewhat familiar but I can't quite make the connection. The frog is a Rhacophorid in the genus Polypedates, likely P. leucomystax.
-Paul

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Re: Sulawesi snake ID help!

Post by Jeff » December 7th, 2016, 1:35 pm

Guess #1 on snake is Rhabdophis chrysargoides
#2 Xenochrophis trianguligerus


But like Paul said - other shots?

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Re: Sulawesi snake ID help!

Post by robbielab » December 7th, 2016, 7:14 pm

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The only other shot I got before he disappeared into the undergrowth. I thought it might be a keelback so didn't try to grab it!

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Re: Sulawesi snake ID help!

Post by Jeff » December 8th, 2016, 9:22 am

I'll stick with Rhabdophis chrysargoides.

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Re: Sulawesi snake ID help!

Post by intermedius » June 22nd, 2017, 4:57 pm

Sorry for the bump.

Rhabdophis chrysargoides


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Re: Sulawesi snake ID help!

Post by Terry » June 27th, 2017, 1:38 pm

Man! Tangkoko is great! I went there for my 30th. The other part was spent diving at Bunaken

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Re: Sulawesi snake ID help!

Post by ShadowDragon » June 28th, 2017, 10:32 am

Doesn't it look a bit thick-headed and patternless for a Rhabdophis Chrysargoides?

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